Public Health

Public Health


Chair of the committee

Paolo Boldrini
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Physiatrist, Neurologist, Director , Department Rehabilitation Medicine, Health District 2  Treviso,  and Rehabilitation Hospital of Motta di Livenza, (Italy) since January, 2006.
President, Italian Society oPM&R (SIMFER) 2014-17
Rehabilitation of persons affected by acquired brain injury; Accreditation of rehabilitation facilities; Organization of Rehabilitation services networks; home and community based rehabilitation services; teamwork and goal setting in rehabilitation.
Member in working groups on the organization of rehabilitation services established by the Ministry of Health and the Regional Boards of Health of Emilia-Romagna and Veneto.
Invited professor at the Universities of Ferrara, Padova and Milano Cattolica.
Author of more than 100 scientific publications.

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Committee Aims: Promote the recognition  of “functioning” and "participation" as  relevant goals of healthcare systems in Europe, and rehabilitation as an essential component of such systems

Committee Goals:  So far, to contact persons/institutions to form a group and a network. In the future, promote the widespread adoption of functional assessment in health care systems; promote research and actions to enhance inclusion and participaton of persons with disability caused by various health conditions

Committee Actions planned: Proposal for a session in the ESPRM Congress in Vilnius; survey among ESPRM members

Collaborating Key persons:

Matilde Leonardi, Istituto  Neurologico Besta, Milan  - Italy
Sandrine Gouez, Pôle de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille -  France

Names of the members of the directory working in close cooperation with the head of the committee:


Pedro Cantista,
Specialist and Professor at the “Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto” (Portugal); Experience in several National and International guidelines commissions in areas related to PRM field; Experience in Scientific Societies leadership (he was the first Secretary General of the ESPRM and he is currently Member  of its Executive Committee; he is President of the International Society of Medical Hydrology - ISMH; also former President of the Portuguese Society of PRM and former ISPRM Regional Vice President for Europe